Speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

The men's 5000 metres in speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics took place on 15 February, at the L'Anneau de Vitesse.[1][2]

Men's 5000 metres speed skating
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueL'Anneau de Vitesse
Date15 February 1968
Competitors38 from 17 nations
Winning time7:22.4 WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Fred Anton Maier  Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kees Verkerk  Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Peter Nottet  Netherlands
← 1964
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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[3][4]

World record   Fred Anton Maier (NOR) 7:26.2 Deventer, Netherlands 7 January 1968
Olympic record   Knut Johannesen (NOR) 7:38.4 Innsbruck, Austria 5 February 1964

The following new world record was set.

Date Athlete Time OR WR
15 February   Fred Anton Maier (NOR) 7:22.4 OR WR

ResultsEdit

[1]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Fred Anton Maier   Norway 7:22.4 WR
  Kees Verkerk   Netherlands 7:23.2
  Peter Nottet   Netherlands 7:25.5
4 Per Willy Guttormsen   Norway 7:27.8
5 Johnny Höglin   Sweden 7:32.7
6 Örjan Sandler   Sweden 7:32.8
7 Jonny Nilsson   Sweden 7:32.9
8 Jan Bols   Netherlands 7:33.1
9 Kimmo Koskinen   Finland 7:35.9
10 Valery Lavrushkin   Soviet Union 7:37.9
11 Stanislav Selyanin   Soviet Union 7:38.5
12 Svein-Erik Stiansen   Norway 7:39.6
13 Günter Traub   West Germany 7:40.4
14 Anatoly Mashkov   Soviet Union 7:41.9
15 Jouko Launonen   Finland 7:46.5
16 Hermann Strutz   Austria 7:53.3
17 Raimo Hietala   Finland 7:54.0
18 Giancarlo Gloder   Italy 7:54.5
19 Paul Enock   Canada 7:54.8
20 Jürgen Traub   West Germany 7:55.3
21 Yoshiaki Demachi   Japan 7:55.6
22 Tadao Ishihata   Japan 7:55.8
23 Guido Gillarduzzi   Italy 7:57.4
24 Bill Lanigan   United States 7:57.7
25 Bill Cox   United States 7:58.1
26 Renato De Riva   Italy 7:58.2
27 John Blewitt   Great Britain 7:59.8
28 Wayne LeBombard   United States 8:03.8
29 Bob Hodges   Canada 8:05.0
30 Michel Thépénier   France 8:06.2
31 György Ivánkai   Hungary 8:07.5
François Perrenoud   France 8:07.5
33 Mutsuhiko Maeda   Japan 8:08.3
34 Franz Krienbühl   Switzerland 8:08.9
35 Ruedi Uster   Switzerland 8:12.2
36 Luvsansharavyn Tsend   Mongolia 8:15.8
37 Erich Korbel   Austria 8:20.8
38 Lee Ik-Hwan   South Korea 8:28.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rapport Officiel Xes Jeux Olympiques D'Hiver 1968 Grenoble" (PDF). Comité d'organisation des Xemes jeux olympiques d'hiver. LA84 Foundation. 1968. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games: Men's 5,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.